The New York City Marathon (called the ING New York City Marathon because it is sponsored by financial company ING Group) is a yearly marathon that goes through all five boroughs of New York City. The distance of the race is 26.219 miles. It starts at the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and ends at Columbus Circle. It takes place on the first Sunday of November. It is one of the largest marathons in the world. 50,304 people ran the marathon in 2013. It has been held every year since 1970 except for 2012, when the race was cancelled because of Hurricane Sandy.
References[change | change source]
- "Why November Is a Great Time to Visit New York City". TripSavvy.
- "ING New York City Marathon 2010, Finisher Demographics, November 7, 2010". New York Road Runners.
- "Reports: The New York Marathon Has Been Cancelled". Atlantic Wire. November 2, 2012. Archived from the original on November 22, 2012. Retrieved November 9, 2013.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Official website
- Official ING NYC Marathon Fundraising Site
- New York City Marathon collected news and commentary at The New York Times